Just a 15 minute walk from the larger Las Galeras Beach, La Playita, which means "Little Beach" is a small stretch of sand where you can go to dine on fresh seafood or simply get away from the crowds.
Located in the Samana Peninsula, northwest of Las Galeras, La Playita Beach is on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, guests frequently find this a destination worthwhile as a way to find some peace and quiet.
Fittingly, Calle a la Playita leads directly to La Playita Beach.
La Playita is covered in soft white sand, and shaded by coconut palms. The waters that rush ashore are an beautiful aquamarine. Those who do not particularly care to get wet can lounge in the plastic beach chairs that dot the shore.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.
Found on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You can stay at the nearby Villa Serena Hotel, which can be found a half mile away, and is one of the most conveniently located places to stay reachable from La Playita Beach, despite there not being too many additional nearby attractions.
The nearest region on Hispaniola to La Playita Beach is Las Galeras. Las Galeras is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.
Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.
You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest options have been displayed in the following list.
|Villa Serena Hotel||0.4 mi.||E||Hotel|
|El Marinique||0.6 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Sol Azul||--||--||Guest house|
|Hotel Plaza Lusitania||0.6 mi.||ESE||Hotel|
|0.7 mi.||E||B & B|
|Todo Blanco Hotel||0.7 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Grand Paradise Samana||1.2 mi.||E||Resort|
|Casa Dorado||--||--||B & B|
|La Rancheta Guesthouse||2.0 mi.||E||Guest house|
If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is.
The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.
|Boutique Restaurant||(809) 538-0000||Caribbean||Fine Dining||0.4 mi.||E|
|Chez Denise||(809) 538-0219||French||Informal||0.6 mi.||ESE|
|Comedor Rossy||--||Latin American||--||--||--|
|End of the Road||(809) 538-0127||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|Le Tainos||(829) 713-7463||Creole||Informal||--||--|
|--||Latin American||Very Casual||--||--|
|(849) 258-6749||Creole||Very Casual||--||--|
|(829) 705-2894||Creole||Very Casual||0.6 mi.||ESE|
Hispaniola has several beautiful beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.
Another option worth considering is Las Galeras Beach, located a half mile away.
Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Dominican Republic; then again, La Playita Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.
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